- Successful field trial allows Ultimate Poker to start rolling out new product features.
- “The Nevada Gaming Control Board has set regulatory requirements for online poker at the highest level.”
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has recommended that Ultimate Poker, the state’s first and currently only online poker room, successfully end its real-money field trial in Nevada.
Since the historic moment when Ultimate Poker opened its doors for real-money online poker on April 30, the poker room has been on a trial period under scrutiny from Nevada regulators to ensure it adhered to its strict online gaming regulations.
During the trial, the company was required to provide exhaustive reports of its operations, and suffer no major hiccups. With successful completion of the trial period, a significant burden on its operation will be lifted, allowing it to develop and iterate on its product faster.
“The Nevada Gaming Control Board has set regulatory requirements for online poker at the highest level,” Ultimate Gaming Chief Executive Officer Tobin Prior is quoted as saying in a press release issued Thursday. “We are thrilled that our product is the first to not only meet these standards, but exceed them. Ultimate Poker gives online poker fans the game they love in an environment they can trust.”
Ultimate Poker has enjoyed first-mover status in Nevada for over ten weeks. WSOP.com was expected to launch its field trial for real-money in Nevada by the start of the main event, but is understood to have suffered from unknown setbacks in testing. ACEP is also understood to be in the testing phase.
The Nevada Gaming Commission is expected to approve the recommendation later this month.